State of Iowa Rules and Regulations
Jackson County Rules and Regulations
Rules and Regulations
“Public Health” has been
defined as “organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and
promotion of health.” Public health is sometimes confused with publicly funded
healthcare or medically indigent care. Although responsibility for these
functions sometimes overlaps in communities, the emphasis of Public Health is
focused on the protection of the population as a whole. During the 20th century,
the health and life expectancy of persons residing in the United States improved
dramatically. Since 1900, the average lifespan of persons in the United States
has lengthened by greater than 30 years; 25 years of this gain are attributable
to advances in public health.
The Jackson County Board of Health is responsible for safeguarding the health of
the citizens of Jackson County. This goal is pursued through three core
Assessment: Regular collection, analysis, interpretation, and
communication of information about health conditions, risks and assets in the
Policy development: Development, implementation, and evaluation of
plans and policies, for public health in general and priority needs in
particular, in a manner that incorporates scientific information and community
values and in accordance with state public health policy.
Assurance: Ensuring by encouragement, regulation, or direct action that
programs and interventions that maintain and improve health are carried out.
Jackson County Board of Health
Dr. Jerald W. Bybee, M.D.
Pamela DeMoss, MSN, RN (Chairman)
Dr. Darwin Schipper, D.V.M.
Genesis VNA and Hospice
Michele Cullen, Community Health Manager
Fax: (563) 242-7197
Address of Health Department office:
Jackson County Courthouse
201 West Platt Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Hours Office is open:
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Health Department Forms:
used in the Health Department office
Health Department Links:
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